Saxon + Parole

4.6
1240 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Saxon + Parole, conceived by the award-winning AvroKO Hospitality Group and Executive Chef Brad Farmerie, creators of NoLIta's PUBLIC, brings a global approach to traditional grill fare, within a warm and inviting space on the Bowery. The 112-seat restaurant – named after two prize-winning, New York-bred racehorses – features rich design elements and modernist details, paying homage to the numerous horse stables that once populated Lower Manhattan. The menu explores traditional grill fare, with a focus on domestic meat and seafood, as well as seasonal and sustainable produce. Diners can expect a global twist in the seasoning, cooking methods, and ingredients – highlighted in dishes such as 28-day dry-aged NY strip steak with bone-marrow béarnaise, grilled Berkshire pork chop with red wine poached pear, goat cheese polenta, and watercress, and Scottish salmon with wild mushroom, romanesco, baby carrots and Meyer lemon crème fraîche.
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Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

Ghost Donkey takes over Saxon + Parole for Cinco de Mayo. Join us for a selection of nachos and our DIY pork taco bar! There will be tequila and mezcal cocktail specials to celebrate one of the most festive days of the year!

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for sweet Mother's Day specials to celebrate the amazing mom in your life!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Join us for delicious Father Day specials to celebrate the amazing dad in your life!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us for our full menu and specials from the kitchen to celebrate Easter!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

What 1240 People Are Saying
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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and service, and a great mocktail menu. A little pricey and a little loud but all considered, a nice dining experience.

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AT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Had to wait for booked table. Stood at bar which was crowded only because bar man hopelessly slow, incompetent and grumpy? Very ordinary food

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Service is terrible here. Waited for 20mins for a table when we already made a reservation. Servers were too slow. Food/dishes ran out

Saxon + Parole
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Tinna, Thank you for leaving honest feedback about your recent dining experience with us. We are always striving to improve our service and will relay this info to the team. We hope that you give us another chance to wow you on your next visit.

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g
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hostess was amazing - she held our table for 45 minutes after our reservation and still checked in with us to see if we wanted the table once my last friend arrived. We ended up eating at the bar, but I really appreciate the service. The food was amazing and so were the cocktails. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking for an energetic bar/restaurant on a Friday night for groups or a date.

Saxon + Parole
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the 5 star review! We look forward to having you visit us again and make your way through our menu. Cheers!

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Omaha
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tasting menu with wine pairing!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! Will be back for sure :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family came to visit NYC for the weekend and we wanted to share Saxon & Parole with them. My cousin and her husband and my wife and I all really enjoyed every bit of our appetizers, entrees, dessert, the service and staff, music, ambiance, and awesome cocktails. Such a treat.

Saxon + Parole
Responded 5 days ago

Thanks for the 5 star rating! We're so glad you enjoyed your full dining experience with us. We look forward to creating some more memories together! Cheers.

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a
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very popular place but noisy and even the food could be more tasty, less reliant on spices, less abundant.

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M
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely experience celebrating my birthday with a special person.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really appreciated the birthday observation given to my gf.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so pleased with our whole experience at S&P. We had a “quiet” table in the back room and our waitress was perfect in every way. We all really enjoyed the food which was both delicious and well-presented. We’ll be back!

Saxon + Parole
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review. See you soon. Cheers!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best time at Saxon & Parole, outstanding food, service and vibe !

Thank you

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great impossible burger but it doesn’t come with fries so we had to order separately after the burgers already came out...

Saxon + Parole
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for the review! We're always making changes to our menu and will let the team know this menu edit was unclear. Hope to see you again soon!

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! A must for any visitor to Manhattan.

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AM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a cool restaurant and the service and food was excellent. We wish they sold T-shirts with Saxon & Parole's photos! We really enjoyed the cocktails at the bar before we sat for dinner...definitely will be returning...oh and stop by the Ghost Monkey bar next store even just to see the design.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 26, 2019

Thank you for the great review! We are definitely working on creating some fun Saxon + Parole swag. Make sure you're following us on Instagram to find out once we launch @saxonandparole. See you soon!

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J
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We dined with a group of clients and overall it was a good experience. The West Coast oysters were fantastic, and the prawn cocktail was perfect ... large, perfectly cooked and so fresh! We shared the Holy Cow and the presentation on a large plank of wood was impressive and beautiful. The steaks were as delicious as they looked. Cocktails and wines were also first rate. The pecan tart was also delicious but the s'more was a total miss. No one at the table liked it... the smokey taste overwhelmed the chocolate and marshmallows. The young woman who greeted us at the front desk was not warm nor friendly and didn't seem to have a personality to match the cool, warm vibe of the restaurant. The young men who were bussing the tables were totally on it more so than the waiter who was also devoid of personality and warmth. In the end, we all would love to go back as the food and the atmosphere is wonderful.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 26, 2019

Thank you for leaving us honest feedback on your recent dining experience with us. We'll be sure to bring your notes about the host and service team to our management. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the new impossible burger and the new look! Lovely service and bartenders too. The best.

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NB
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Popped in for apps and cocktail before dinner. Fab selection of apps - dont miss the truffled mushroom mousse - served with slices of rustic country bread - slightly charred. The bartender knows his Manhattans. too!

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 20, 2019

Thank you for dining with us Nora! We take our Manhattans seriously :)

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j
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fried oysters and the avocado blt are perfect!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, service was on point from bartender while waiting for table to our server. Food was great, ambiance was great. Only thing was the music was just a tad loud but not enough to make you have a bad time. Would go back again.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thanks for the 5-star review! We've been working on curating an even better playlist for Saturday nights and will be sure to bring your feedback on the sound to the rest of the team.

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LM
Washington DC
71 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great spot! Enjoy!

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F
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

What a disappointment, The picture you see on OpenTable and website do not depict what you see when you go there. That picture must have been taken when restaurant first opened years ago. Tables not covered with linen, it has cheap tableware and plants were falling over. This place is in desperate need of an overhaul. We foolishly, based on photos dressed up for our dinner, boy were we extremely over dressed. It’s a Pub hangout. The service was awful, while our server was very nice (the few Times we saw her) you had to wait a while even to get a drink and it wasn’t that busy. We ordered a very nice bottle of wine and sparkling water, both to just be dropped at our small table. I ordered the New York steak, medium, when it came, it was rare, they took it back and when I finally got it (my guest had already finished his dinner), it came back well done and tasteless. I left more than half of the meat, it was definitely not worth $60. The $$ posted on OpenTable is not accurate, it’s more like $$, and NOT WORTH $!! As a meeting planner that dines once a week in the city looking for venues , plans dinners and recommends, this is one I would stay away from, your guests will be disappointed, I would not recommend at all. This is more of a hangout, with over priced food and lack of service. The only thing good about the meal was the pecan pie dessert, it was fresh and good which is the reason I rated it a ** star otherwise it would have been a * star. This visit/dining experience was a waste of time and not worth the visit especially with so many great restaurants in NYC.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for leaving us feedback on your recent dining experience. We just repainted and renovated this week so new photos are coming to our website ASAP! We are deeply apologetic for the service issues you made note of it and it's not the hospitality we pride ourselves on. Please check your DM's for a note from the management team.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best duck I’ve ever had! Lovely server. Great non-alcoholic drinks. Lovely biscuits. Very tasty vegetarian versions of rich meat or poultry dishes such as pâte. All in all, a great choice.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 19, 2019

Thank you for the 5-star review. We're so happy you enjoyed our new plant-based options and zero-proof cocktails!

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Drinks and main dish were good, but truth be told for the amount you are paying, I'd expect to receive way more attentive service with less error. We didn't even get plates for our appetizers and our drinks didn't come until long after we had the appetizer, which was fairly long. And there wasn't really anyone else there.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect brunch. The only reason why I wouldn't recommend it is to selfishly stop other people from going ;)

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 18, 2019

Hi Leonardo, Thank you for the 5-star review. We look forward to having you join us again soon! Best, Kris

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RM
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with terrific food. I could see a scene of Sex & The City being shot there!

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot Delicious food!! Nice Bar service was perfect !!! Graet

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Solid, portions are massive

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food as usual with exceptional service by waitstaff. The hostess was extremely disorganized and kept trying to seat us at tables that were already occupied. After 3 attempts, we were seated. The rest of the experience was great.

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IT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood brunch spot, awesome location..

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I
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was brilliant , cocktails were amazing
Service was terrible at the beginning until a new waitress came

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, and atmosphere. The folks at Saxon & Parole really know how to make you feel welcome. Everything that hit the table was quality and their Ricotta Gnudi was impeccable.

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J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a reservation, for which we arrived ~45 minutes early. We were told we couldn't be seated right away and could "wait/have a drink in the bar". In the bar (which was crowded), we observed empty tables.

Those empty tables stayed empty, until our reservation time when we were seated at one of them. We could've been seated when we arrived. We wouldn't have displaced anyone. We didn't spend any more, or less, than we otherwise would've spent.

Thank you.

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MA
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. The service was terrific and gracious. The Rib-eye was cooked to perfection along with twice cooked potatoes with Gruyere. We also had a shaved Brussels sprout salad with an anti-pasta - both delicious. Craft cocktails were great. This is a keeper.

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D
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, great innovative drinks, fun atmosphere. We keep coming back.

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RB
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant and slightly different vibe. The impossible Burger was a revelation and the champagne negroni was very nice indeed. Our only complaint was that we had to wait for our table for a while: this wasn't too bad in itself - we were slightly early, but we thought we could have had our coats checked and/or been offered the chance to order a cocktail while we waited.

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GE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was delayed, my friend did not get what she had ordered, and noise in the place was worsened by the loud music.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on February 26, 2019

Hi Gene, Thank you for leaving honest feedback about your visit with us. We're apologetic that you did not receive the hospitality we pride ourselves on and will relay the details of your review to our management team. Best, Kris

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an all-time favorite place of mine! It never disappoints.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on February 26, 2019

We love our regulars! Thank you for the great feedback on your experience with us.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The impossible burger was worth the visit alone ! Amazing. The food was delicious and ample. The waitress was helpful, our first visit. We will visit again.

Saxon + Parole
Responded on March 1, 2019

Thanks for the feedback. Hope you're able to try out more of our plant-based goodies during your next visit!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly and knowledgeable waiter! Love coming here.

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